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Cod, Spinach And Cheese Flan

Ingredients
  Flour 6 Ounce (Basic Short Crust Dough)
  Butter 1⁄2 Ounce
  Onion 1 , peeled, finely chopped
  Frozen cod fillets 8 Ounce, poached, skinned and flaked
  Frozen chopped spinach 8 Ounce, thawed
  Gouda cheese 3 Ounce, grated
  Single cream 1⁄4 Pint
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Grated nutmeg 1 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Gouda cheese slice 4
Directions

1) Roll out the dough.
2) Using the rolled dough sheet line a 8 inch flan ring and set on a baking sheet.
3) Preheat the oven to 400°F.
4) Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

MAKING
5) In a pan, melt the butter and sauté onion, until soft.
6) In a bowl, fold together sautéed onions, cod, spinach, grated cheese, cream, egg, nutmeg and season to taste.
7) Spoon the fish mixture into the pastry case (pie shell).
8) Bake in an oven for 25 minutes or until the filling is set.
9) Place the cheese slices over the top.
10) Place under the broiler and broil until the cheese melts.
11) Cool on a wire rack, then remove flan ring.

FINALIZING
12) Allow to cool over a wire rack, to remove the flan ring.
13) If you wish to freeze the dish, then do so at this stage. Freeze the flan until firm.
14) Wrap the flan in foil and pack in freezer bag.
15) Seal, label and return to freezer.

SERVING
16) Serve hot with small mixed salad.
17) If using the frozen flan, take off the wrapping and place the flan on a baking sheet.
18) Reheat from frozen in a preheated moderately hot oven for 30 minutes or until well heated.
19) Serve as mentioned in step 16.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday
Ingredient: 
Cod
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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